Last fall, Communities In Schools of San Antonio (CIS-SA) was awarded $100,000 by Boeing to address food insecurity across CIS-SA sites and $150,000 to support mental health needs in Uvalde Consolidated ISD.
Due to the lasting economic impact of the pandemic on our families and students, accessing affordable and nutritious food is a vital support needed for our students. With this generous gift, CIS-SA can meet this need by connecting students to classroom food pantries and weekend meal kits. Reducing food insecurities across the region allows students to feel ready to learn and meet their greatest potential.
In response to the tragedy at Robb Elementary School earlier this year, Boeing responded with a gift to CIS-SA to support the healing and support of the Uvalde students. The gift from Boeing allowed CIS-SA to integrate a team into Uvalde schools serving grades Pre-K through 12th. Now CIS-SA mental health professionals and site-based specialists are positioned to provide ongoing services to students in their recovery.
“We are honored to be a recipient and a partner of the Boeing Foundation,” says President and CEO Jessica Weaver. “With their contribution, we can respond to our community’s needs to positively impact our young people every day.”
“Well-being and mental health services are critical to ensuring students get the resources they need to excel in the classroom,” said Cheri Carter, vice president of Boeing Global Engagement. “We are grateful for Communities In Schools – San Antonio for providing these essential services to the community when they are needed most.”